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Parrot's Zik 2.0 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones may not be ideal for workouts, but fans may want to give the new Zik Sport a spin to get a similar experience. Granted, these are actually in-ears instead of the earcup type, but Parrot and Philippe Starck still managed to tuck in eight microph...

January 4th 2015 at 8:18pm 0 Comments
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Way back in 2012, a study was conducted revealing that audiophiles were so tuned into their music that they stopped paying attention to the world around them, with fatal results. That's why there's been a trend for "safe" headphones that promise better audio quality while letting the ambient noise...

January 4th 2015 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Some of the best headphones I listened to this year came from a car audio company. It's true. When I hear the name Alpine, I think of two things: the car stereos and the brewery in southern California. Back in October, the tech-focused Alpine announced its $300 over-ear cans with so-called Full Fr...

January 1st 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

When Engadget unveiled its new and improved buyer's guides earlier this year, we started out with just a handful of categories: smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables. You know, the stuff we're most likely to give the full review treatment. Still, a few of our readers wondered why we didn't i...

December 23rd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Since the passing of Dr. Amar Bose, the company's founder and an audio pioneer, Bose has had to face a period of emotional adjustment. On the business side, meanwhile, the incredible rise of Beats Electronics meant Bose needed to carve out a whole new strategy for the consumer market. While some a...

November 12th 2014 at 4:33pm 0 Comments
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Back in October, RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan revealed that the group's upcoming album A Better Tomorrow (no, not that one) would be released ahead of its official December 2nd date on a Bluetooth speaker. Of course, that early option was limited to a few thousand units from Boombotix and emblazoned wi...

November 10th 2014 at 3:29pm 0 Comments
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If you're into drones and wireless audio, then you'll probably agree that Parrot is the best thing out of France since Daft Punk. Personally, I've been most impressed with the company's wireless headphones, the Zik. In fact, I've been a regular user since it came out about two years ago. Even toda...

November 3rd 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Back in September, at the last press day of German trade show IFA, I should be hauling-ass across the show floor. Instead, I'm waiting outside by the taxi rank, sucking down secondhand smoke of the booth attendants on their breaks and hoping that my ride hasn't forgotten me. Soon after, a pitch-bl...

October 23rd 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Bose took to New York City to celebrate its 50th birthday in style. Not only did the audio company introduce a new partnership with streaming service Deezer, but it also introduced its Series II set of WiFi speakers. The revamped SoundTouch 20 and new flagship SoundTouch 30 (pictured above) are a...

October 3rd 2014 at 10:28am 0 Comments
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If only there was a way to combine your two greatest passions: high-quality audio and soft, fluffy fabrics? Well as it turns out, Libratone is kind of a specialist in that field, and for its next wool-covered creation, the company is revisiting soundbars with the "Diva," announced today. Following...

September 19th 2014 at 5:17am 0 Comments
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Some folks enjoy a load of bass when it comes to their headphone selection. That's fine, and you won't get any judgment here. In fact, Sennheiser has taken notice, revealing its new Urbanite on-ear and over-ear (XL) headphones designed with a healthy portion of low-end tones. Claiming to keep "bri...

September 4th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Blue Microphones, as the company's name suggests, specializes in recording equipment, from professional studio mics to desktop models to mobile accessories. Today, Blue is breaking into a brand new product category, though not really out of its comfort zone, with the launch of the Mo-Fi headphones...

August 26th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments